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Unit 1: Reflection Assignment Harpreet S. ManhasAthabasca UniversityPSYC300 – Theories of Career DevelopmentAugust 12th, 2019
Part I: Activity (Client Perspective)1.What influences operated on my career development as a young person?Some of the influences on my career development include culture, I think my cultural background played a huge role in my career development, and had an influence of what I expected of myself as well. Interests are another influence on my career development, I think since I am very outgoing vs. if was less outgoing would have affected my career development in a completely different way.2.How have I integrated these influences?All of these have equally played a role in choosing and planning a career; I think they naturally integrate themselves quite well into my personal career development. For me I think my cultural and family background and support system had a great affect on making me a outgoing person, and I think that has pushed my career to develop the way it has so far. 3.What is my career narrative? (In other words, tell the story of your career development.)The main challenge I am currently facing is doing school while also starting my own business. My desire is to build a team of entrepreneurial individuals, and work on creative projects with them. I think for a while now that my interest has been in team building, building a productive team of individuals around me. I am at a place in my life, where I do not have a family of my own, so I am free of any responsibilities, so I want to be selfish with 2
my time, and use it for building a great team and network around myself. I have very